Inspiration from Japan

Japan is an ideal destination should you ever need fashion inspiration. I got the chance to spend a bit of time there. Each time I leave, I can’t help but reminisce over the great clothes. The only sad thing is that I’m too tall to buy most things there.

Implemented with such poise, Japanese fashion is tailored and put together. Most days in August were unbearable with high temps and humidity. Yet, I never saw people flashing too much skin or looking disheveled. I didn’t ask to take pictures of any people I encountered (maybe something I should think about for next time), but have found some images that encapsulate some noteworthy fashionsĀ I encountered.

 

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Mesh t-shirt, spotted in Kyoto. The original wearer, had a mesh shirt that was integrated over a white t-shirt. It was really subtle.

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Source: pinterest. I dug up an image of a classic skater boy look. This doesn’t really encapsulate some of the cool skater boy styles I saw around Tokyo. But trust me, they styles were mean.

 

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This image is a shout out to b-boy style and a cool bartender named Kaz who we met in Niigata. I’m still sad that I lost his business card. šŸ˜¦

 

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Another shout out to bboy style seen in Kyoto, Tokyo and Shizuoka near Mt. Fuji.

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I got the chance to hit the club scene, and saw some cool trends. Mesh, especially black mesh, seemed popular.

 

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So many women were wearing olive pleated skirts. SO MANY.

 

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IĀ got there during the August festival season and saw plenty of nice summer kimonos called yukatas.

 

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Shout out to the hair game of one English teacher I met. This picture doesn’t come close to capturing his fashion and flair and he didn’t have a beard like this….but it’ll do for now.

 

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Lastly, I leave you with this image. Most of the time, I’d see pretty convention styles that were taken to the next level with an unexpected addition or a detail that brought the entire look together.

 

Next time I visit Japan, I’ll take some actually pictures of the fashions I spot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Finally! Long and Flattering Jeans

Alright. This blog has been inactive for a while, but I’m back at it.

After a year of traveling, I totaled three pair of jeans…they had rips everywhere. So I went out to find some new jeans. I was pleasantly surprised to find long inseams at New York and Company.

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I purchased two of their long, high waisted soho jeans. These jeans have to be some of the best I’ve ever bought. They fit well..all over.

 

 

UPDATE: These jeans have stretched to the point of being a bit awkward to wear.